40! As the Shutterfly card says..How did our little girl turn 40 all of a sudden?
I love Shutterfly..for cards..photos..calendars..photo books..such lovely things..and I am never disappointed with the quality.
I wanted to give Mylène a special little card too..hand made..
I followed a tutorial ..many can be found on Google.. making a small book..there are many ways..
I used 9x12 Canson watercolor paper.. did the folds..and added a cardboard spine..glued the spine to the pages.. I then tucked in a bookmark and covered the book w/ scrapbooking paper and started adorning with bits and bobs and odds and ends I had here..
added words and painted a few pages..some cristals..and photos.
I ♥ making this minicardbook..and I think many of you would like doing this too:)
You get caught up in memories..
and you think about the likes.. the ways..the personality..the love..
Could not resist the Philosophy Birthday Girl packaging~
Packaging.. sells me.. wine bottle labels..book covers.. you name it..love looking at them~
I made this recipe for her rainbow cake..the sprinkles inside my cake were different..and the colors ran:( turning my cake into a pinky interior instead of Bright White..
I made a different icing..my cream cheese buttercream one..
She has always loved Snow White..and her hair is exactly like Snow Whites:)..so I ordered this little Ebay set months ago to top the cake..
Snow White looked a bit off..:) anyways..I wanted that..
So we all agreed she looked like she was off..;)
Now getting sprinkles around a cake..I watched a video that said just put them in your hand and press into the cake..well that wasn't happening as the buttercream came off and stayed in my impeccably previously clean hand.
So I tilted the pedastal quite a bit..almost on it's side but not of course and then sprinkled the sprinkles.
I love that pedestal..100 years ago at Christmas tree shop..it rotates and plays Happy Birthday To You~
All day the weather was gorge..they did say CHANCEOFTHUNDERSTORMS..
Jacques said..Voyons donc..il ne pleuvera pas.
They came at 4.45..bright sunshine..by 5.45 we were migrating inside..due to POURING RAIN.
That's how I entertain in summer.
I hope you try making a little book..you can een just write a SHORT story;)
Fun to do for a friend also.
Again..some people like home made things and others don't ..it's a matter of taste.
Luckily..she wrote and told me again today she really liked it..her husband Alain liked it too..he brought me manure last night for my garlic garden/ potager.
Fantastic hostess gift♥
Happy Birthday again darling..on the 10th~